Kristi B. Hubbard

Attorney

Houston

713-535-5572

khubbard@cokinoslaw.com

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Biography

Kristi Hubbard is an attorney in the Houston office of Cokinos | Young where she focuses on intellectual property, contract, and business litigation. Kristi has experience representing large business entities, start-up companies, and individuals in complex business disputes, intellectual property, and construction matters in both state and federal courts. She also has extensive experience successfully prosecuting trademarks with the USPTO and registering copyrights with the United States Copyright Office.

Kristi has successfully represented a variety of companies from large, international general contractors and beverage companies, to established land developers, architects, mid-sized subcontractors, restaurants, and start-up companies in their various intellectual property, contract, and other business needs.  As a litigator, she has handled lawsuits involving trademark infringement, copyright infringement, patent infringement, breach of contract, trade secret misappropriation, unfair competition, fraud, and a variety of other claims integral to business operations.  On the transactional side, Kristi has drafted and negotiated licensing agreements, non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements, manufacturing agreements, and intellectual property security agreements.

Kristi is licensed to practice in California and Texas state and federal courts.  She regularly advises clients on the issues unique to the state of California.  Kristi earned a Bachelor of Science from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. She graduated cum laude from the University of San Diego School of Law, where she served as Senior Associate to the San Diego Journal for Climate and Energy Law.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas, Committee Chair for Intellectual Property Law Section
  • State Bar of California
  • Associated General Contractors of America, Houston Chapter

Education

  • University of San Diego School of Law, J.D., 2014, cum laude
  • Loyola Marymount University, B.S., 2011

Recognitions and Distinctions

  • 2021 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch

Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of California
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas

Speaking Engagements & Publications

  • Trademark Bootcamp: Enforcement for the State Bar and the USPTO
  • Texas Laws for Architects: Copyright for HalfMoon Education